THE GREAT SOUTH OF TUNISIAN
TRIP FROM TOZEUR TO DJERBA
TATAOUINE, DOUZ, CHENINI, NEFTA, KSAR GHILANE, MATMATA
Our circuit begins in the mountains, not far from the Algerian border, springs spring up and small oases offer their shade, Tamerza and its waterfalls, Midès and its canyons and finally the very beautiful oasis of Chebika.
Close to Tamerza and Tozeur, Metlaoui is generally part of a well-known circuit in the south of Tunisia, for lovers of wild nature and vestiges of the past.
Located northwest of Chott El Jerid, It is one of the oases at the gates of the Sahara Desert.
Tozeur is a city with an important religious past and known for its scholars.
This city is also a large producer of dates, 35,000 tonnes, of which 4,000 come from organic farming and two-thirds of the production is the variety Deglet Nour (Light finger).
In the past there was the "Red Lizard", Metlaoui tourist train, located between Tozeur and Gafsa, is a must for visiting the region.
This legendary train crosses the mountains through the tunnels and the Selja gorges, a must see. Unfortunately, a landslide blocked the valley and the rails in 2018 and the way is still not open.
THE MOUNTAIN OASIS
Chebika is, along with Tamerza and Midès, one of the three most famous mountain oases in Tunisia. 1 hour drive northwest
from Tozeur, after crossing the chott (salt lake) el-Gharsa, the oasis
Chebika mountain clings to the side of desolate rocks. Chebika is an oasis located in a deep gorge.
If you climb to the mausoleum, you will have a magnificent view
on the chott, the oasis and the mountains.
Located in a small valley on the mountainside, Tamerza stretches
on the south bank of Horchane wadi facing jagged massifs
and offers a splendid lunar landscape. In Tamerza. The wadi springs
rocks, bathing palm trees. It is in this region of oases
mountains with its waterfalls, that certain scenes from the film "The English Patient" were filmed .
Hanging on the edge of a canyon where we find fossils
and colored minerals. The new village of Midès is at the heart
from the neighboring palm grove which provides dates, oranges and figs.
The site was notably used for certain scenes of the shooting
the film "The English Patient and Fort Saganne".
THE CHOTT EL JERID
Salt lake, nearly a hundred kilometers long from East to West.
Chott El Jerid has no altitude below 15 meters, so it is above sea level, contrary to popular belief.
Known as the "gateway to the Sahara". During Antiquity, it was the most important oasis in the region. Until recently, it was an essential stopover for caravans during their journeys between the Sahara and northern Tunisia.
In December the international festival of the Sahara takes place there. Through the southeast region. Djebel Dahar, where we discover many Berber villages.
Our circuit continues further south of these oases where the vegetation disappears and gives way to the Sahara.
As far as the eye can see stretch the dunes of the great oriental erg, the sand is white towards Douz and becomes Ocher Safran towards Ksar Ghilane.
During your tour you can sleep in the Sahara either in a bivouac or in a camp.
The night under the starry desert sky is an unforgettable experience!
This region is really the ideal place for 4 × 4 tours because many places are not accessible for passenger vehicles.
The southernmost of the Tunisian oases and one of the gates of the Tunisian Sahara desert, the oasis is fed by a hot spring in which one can bathe and which would have thermal virtues.
This oasis serves as a refuge for fifty families of nomads living from the exploitation of the date palm, the breeding of goats and sheep.
Very beautiful site and also the most visited located 18 km west of Tataouine, perched on a ridge. you will discover the cave dwellings, built in the rock. Also a beautiful 13th century mosque standing between two ridges is also accessible to the visitor.
It will take a 4x4 to reach the old village of Guermessa, this Berber village clinging to the hillside, a village unfortunately less preserved than the others.
KSAR OULED SOLTANE
Ksar with 4 floors, Ouled Soltane is an Arab and non-Berber Ksar, not fortified.
Made up of the most beautiful 4-story ghorfas in the region.
5 km north of Ghomrassen, consists of 380 one-storey Ghorfa. It served as a set for the movie "Star Wars" in 1999.
This village is renowned for its remarkable cave dwellings which make it one of the high places of Tunisian tourism. Scenes from the film Star Wars were filmed there.
Our circuit continues to the west, on the edge of Chott El Jerid, these are the largest date-producing oases "Les Deglet Nour", then we cross this salt lake for our return to Tozeur and its Medina.
GREAT TOUR ON THE SOUTH TUNISIAN FROM TOZEUR
FOUR DAY TOUR
Pick-up at your place of stay or at Tozeur airport and departure for the mountain oases.
Visit the oases of Chebika, Tamerza and Mides.
Lunch at Tamerza.
Visit the decor of Star War "Mos Espa" in the desert and Ong Jmal. Sunset.
Dinner and night at the gite hotel in Tozeur.
Departure for Douz.
Crossing of Chott El Jerid, the salt lake.
Visit the irrigation system of the palm grove.
Visit the petrified dunes
Douz, lunch in a restaurant at the foot of the dunes.
Camel trekking between oasis and sand dunes.
Departure for Ksar Ghilane by track or by road depending on the season.
Free time for visit and bath in the hot spring.
Departure by the track for the dinner camp and accommodation in a tent in the desert.
Free time in the dunes of Eastern Sahara
Departure for Chenini's visit
Lunch break in a restaurant in the village of Guermassa.
Visit to the citadel of Guermassa
Visit of the Ksar Ouled Soltane.
Visit of Ksar El Hadada.
Dinner and night in a troglodyte cottage.
Departure for Matmata.
Visit of troglodyte houses.
Visit the Berber museum.
Lunch at Matmata.
Return to Tozeur and deposit at your place of stay or at the airport.
4 days tour from Tozeur
Our tours include meals and accommodation,
either at the hotel or home stay.
Price per person, based on 4 people: 300 €
Price per person, based on 3 people: 350 €
Price per person, based on 2 people: 480 €
(*) The price includes:
Transportation by 4X4 car based on a minimum of 2 people
by car, the services of an ONTT certified guide,
accommodation, full board lunch
from the first day to lunch of the last day, the camel ride.
The following are excluded from the price: Drinks of all kinds.
All that is not mentioned in the section "the price includes".